SLO Journal Spotlights Local Hiking Guru and Author Robert Stone

Robert Stone’s previous career was selling real estate. Now he hikes and then writes about it. “It began as a hobby,” Stone said. “The sales took off like crazy so I decided to go into Yellowstone and do one.” His sales continued to rise, so “the light bulb went off that I could make a living writing hiking books.”

That was in 1991. He’s been hiking and writing day hike books ever since. Stone is the author of SLO Day Hikes, and many other day hike books featuring trails across the west, primarily in California, Montana, Wyoming and Arizona. His first book was a local trail guide when he was living full time in Red Lodge, Montana.

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